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Table 3 Comparison of results obtained from all four missions analyzed, displaying the main elements detected by XRF and its molecular identification by FORS. Color codes are explained in the notes below the table.

From: An imaging and spectroscopic methodology for in situ analysis of ceiling and wall decorations in Colonial missions in Northern Mexico from XVII to XVIII centuries

  1. Blue: Used by native Tarahumara population; Green: Probably introduced by Spanish missionaries from central or southern Mexico; Red: Probable European origin
  2. *Cherubs
  3. Not clearly identified by FORS